The Selfie, editorial photography from around the world. The current obsession with photographic self-portraits can be traced back to the origins of photography. One of the first things photographers did when they learned how to fix light on a surface was to turn their rudimentary cameras on themselves. Artists throughput time have always painted themselves when the cloak of a suitable model meant looking inwards. The photographic selfie is now well defined, a single person, group of friends or family pose, phone at arms length or on a selfie stick shooting themselves in their local environment.
In this set of images I have turned the event round and now create photographs showing the people taking their own picture, usually showing more of the location than they ever could.
Street photography like this relies on the "models" being so engrossed in their own shooting that they fail to notice the photographer working beside them and creating his or her own magic moment.
The art of taking ones own photographic portrait